Time Off

Happy Monday, everyone! Normally I have a fabulous tutorial or craft to share with you on Mondays, but today I do not. I need to take some time off from blogging this week. That’s not saying you won’t see me, I’ll be on Facebook and other social media sites. But I just need some time off. I’ve gone full steam ahead without more than a day or two off since my second monkey was born, 16 months ago.

And I’ll be honest, I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch in my personal life. Nothing big, promise. Just dealing with stuff.

And then having a couple mean commenters last week, was the last straw for me.

Don’t worry, I’m totally fine. I just need  a quick breather to clear my head. I’m sure I’ll be refreshed and ready to go after a couple days.

Thank you for being patient with me and for reading Craftaholics Anonymous. It really does mean the world to me.

See you soon!

happy crafting,


Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 51

    Enjoy your time off! It is good for the soul in more ways than one!! I hope you are feeling great soon!

  2. 52

    Enjoy your well deserved time off!

  3. 53

    Why would negative comments ever be necessary on a craft blog? That is so crazy and this is such a noncontraversial topic. Super sorry. Hang in there. We all can relate.

    bamboo longboard

  4. 54

    Thanks for all that you do. I love your site!!

  5. 55

    Why would someone make a mean comment? Anyway, hope things look up for you! Enjoy the much need break! It’s been a rough year thus far for me & I’m thinking things will get better! Hoping anyway. Think happy thoughts & never be bothered by others negative comments. :o)

  6. 56

    Enjoy your time off spent with your munchkin. You are an inspiration and and amazing person. Thanks for sharing so much with all of us.

  7. 57

    I love your blog! Hope you have relaxing break and don’t let some mean comments bring you down!

  8. 58
    Anne Hamilton

    We will miss your posts but totally understand the need for a break! I have two kids, the youngest is three. My blog ends up getting ignored a lot!! My mother in law is the one who complains the loudest. :) I hope that you can enjoy your time off and spend some quality time with your family. Blessings!
    P.S. the good news is that Silhouette finally has blades back in stock!

  9. 59

    Take care of yourself and your family. That’s way more important! And don’t let mean and nasty people get to you. They suck and aren’t worth getting upset over.

  10. 60

    Good for you… take the time you need, we’ll all be here when you get back! Enjoy each moment without any guilt at all! I need to do exactly what you’re doing, you’re so very smart!

  11. 61

    Love your blog, but a break is well deserved! Don’t let the “mean girls” get you down! Enjoy your time away, come back with a fresh new outlook!

  12. 62

    LINDAxxxxxooooo Being a newbie I’ve missed a lot of trasy sh t . Senior Susan feel like a member of her family has been hurt!! Dont know what some comments meant? Dont care either. A/few bad mouth idiots are not worth it. You dont have a Blog anymore?? Knowledge is slim here sweet stuff? You I depended on to comfort my lacking in clicking etc. Can I still catch you on f.b/ twitter?? Wont be a BOOK! Promise. I Love you & all that God has given you to share, you have 1,ooo od friends XXXXXXXXooooooo to you & family.sorry for length!

  13. 63

    Take all the time you need…everyone deserves a break. Recharge your batteries…and do something nice for yourself!

  14. 64

    Well this just proves that you are human : ) You are on my “big-time bloggers” list and so it is so refreshing to hear you say this! Makes me appreciate you even more! Take your time…we will still be here : ) Thank you!!

  15. 65
    Marty Davis

    Dear Linda,
    I don’t comment very often but I do read and admire what you do on your sweet blog. I just had to speak up about someone posting unkind comments. Please know that there are many, many, many more of your blog readers who love and appreciate what you do than petty-minded ones who want to burst your bubble. I think you are great and if time is what you need to recharge those batteries, then by all means, let “Calgon take you away!” I’m sending love and prayers your way in the hopes that your heart will be filled with the love of your readers, not bitterness from the few and cranky!! Thanks for all your hard work!

  16. 66
    Dara Wills

    We’ll miss you but you enjoy your break! I don’t understand how people can be mean in their comments to you, it’s like kicking Bambi! Who does that? We all love you and can’t wait for you to be back. Enjoy your time away and I’ll be praying for you as you deal with those stresses.

  17. 67

    Good for you! We will be here when you get back. I will never understand about mean people. But I do know one thing…..they aren’t worth a second thought. Blessings!

  18. 68

    Hope everything is ok. Praying for you and your family. DO NOT DWELL on those people and their ugly comments. Block them from the page. They will not be missed. Hugs

  19. 69

    Hope you are able to run amuck, we all need to at some point. I have always enjoyed your blog, so I will see you when you ‘refresh’ yourself.

  20. 70
    Rebecca W

    While I will miss your bits of inspiration here this week I understand and will look forward to more coming in the weeks ahead- enjoy your week off!

  21. 71
    kim r

    Enjoy your time and come back refreshed. We will miss you but we will be here when you get back.

  22. 72

    Everyone needs a time of renewal periodically. sorry for the mean commenters. If they don’t like this blog why do they continue to subscribe. I love to see you ideas everyday. They may not all be something I am interested in but I appreciate the work you put into it. Hope you figure things out and everything works out well.

  23. 73
    Kelsie Ann

    Enjoy the little break & simply do what makes you feel good! Also, for the record- anyone who takes the time to say mean things to another; is not worth listening to. You are doing really great things here, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Every day that I get an e-mail from craftaholicanonymous, it brightens my day. I’m not just saying that. You were the first craft blog I’ve ever followed and that doesn’t just go to anyone! Sending my love and lots of relaxing “vibes”!

  24. 74

    “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.”
    ~Psalm 46:1-3~

  25. 75

    People who write negative comments are jerks…wait, is this negative? :) I love your blog and you work so hard to make it wonderful! Hope you have a nice break. You deserve it!

  26. 76

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I am so sorry some people are so insecure that they have to insult others to try and make themselves feel better. Your blog and projects are amazing and inspirational. I am so grateful that you take your precious time to share all your ideas with us! I’ll miss the e-mails but try and enjoy your break!

  27. 77
    Beth K

    Good for you for taking time off to rejuvenate. It’s important to take time for yourself. We mommies sometimes forget that we just doing something for ourselves is ok! For me, it makes me a better mommy and wife when I do, as I am happier. :) I hope you have time to relax and just enjoy the moments with your children & family. I hope you get a solo break too at least for a couple hours. :)

    Mean comments are very sad. I always wonder what is going on in someone else’s life that can make them so miserable and project that out towards others. Know that you inspire so many of us & we are thankful for your blog and time & commitment from you that goes in hand with that.

  28. 78

    Enjoy your time off! We’ll all be here when you get back. :)

  29. 79
    Sharleen Callanan

    Enjoy your time to yourself look forward to what you have when you return!

  30. 80

    Enjoy Yourself! You are not responsible for other people’s reactions to the best decisions you need to make for your family. Love on your family and friends and refresh!

  31. 81

    You take time and take good care of yourself! We’ll be here when you are ready!

  32. 82

    Linda- We will be here when you get back! Take all the time you need. Family comes first:) Sounds like you have your priorities in order! Take care and see you soon!

  33. 83

    I’m sorry you’re having a rough patch…it’s good that you know your limits and are taking care of you right now. I don’t understand why people want to be mean. I know it’s hard not to take things like that personally but the problem isn’t you…It’s them. I love your blog! Sending good thoughts and love your way! I hope you have a great week!!!

  34. 84

    I’ll miss your updates, I really enjoy the creativity you offer everyone. And I enjoy getting to live vicariously through you (since I am a working mom of 4, crafting/creativity is mostly enjoyed though others). I’m sorry there were mean commenters but appreciate all that you do. Enjoy your much needed rest and time off to yourself and your family!

  35. 85

    Enjoy your break and don’t listen to mean people, you do a great job!

  36. 86

    Linda, I truly enjoy reading your blog and getting inspired by your ideas. Although I wish I had the time to follow through creating so many things myself, I do not as much time as I’d like. Everyone needs a little breather, a time of renewal and contemplation. Negative people reach out and hurt others as a form of attention and lack of self confidence. Don’t listen to them, do feel sorry for them though. It must be hard to be that unhappy! I look forward to seeing you blog soon with a renewed spirit and an inspired attitute! Good luck and get some rest!

  37. 87

    Enjoy your time off Linda! You deserve it. …sending you lots of hugs and positive thoughts! ;)

  38. 88

    its totally normal to need time!!! I took about 6 months last year and laid low! It was so refreshing!! Take care of you and your family! They are the most important!!

  39. 89

    Hello Linda–I can totally relate! I can’t imagine anyone would write anything mean on such a great blog! Rest. Relax. Renew. And know that there are nice people out here in Blog World who understand.

  40. 90

    Good for you to take off some time for yourself. Just think about all the positive comments you receive from the rest of us, and try to ignore the few people who like being rude. They must be so insecure in their lives to be mean to others. I’m sure they are very unhappy people. Enjoy yourself this week and know that I look forward to your next post. Sending you hugs.
    Shirley L.

  41. 91

    Good for you to take off some time for yourself. Just think about all the positive comments you receive from the rest of us, and try to ignore the few people who like being rude. They must be so insecure in their lives to be mean to others. I’m sure they are very unhappy people. Enjoy yourself this week and know that I look forward to your next post. Sending you hugs.
    Shirley L.

  42. 92
    Carrie North

    Folks are making nasty comments? How RUDE! Especially since you always have wonderful ideas, and fabulous giveaways for your loyal readers. I hope you get a chance to take a breath. Thank you for all the effort you put into Craftaholics Anonymous!!

  43. 93

    Enjoy your break! And remember that old saying, “What John says about Bill, says more about John, than it does Bill!” I guess that works both ways but for now, just ignore John. He’s probably dealing with his own “stuff”! Take a rest so you can come back with even more fun stuff to share! Thanks for sharing your creative juices with us.

  44. 94
    Kathy Lee

    Sometimes I need to just burrow at home too. Enjoy it! We’ll be looking forward to you when you’re ready.

  45. 95

    I’m sorry people wrote negative comment. I hope you feel better soon.

  46. 96

    Take care of your self….

  47. 97
    Karina Widjajawiguna

    Hope you have a restful time off! Looking forward to seeing new post when you get back. Thanks for posting inspiring and fun crafts!

  48. 98

    Take as long as you need girl! Family AND sanity come first. Good luck with whatever you are facing.

  49. 99

    Why anyone would make a rude comment to you is beyond me. You devote a lot of time to this blog, sharing so many tips & tricks with your readers – stuff that you could be keeping to yourself or making money from just selling yourself or something, rather than sharing your tutorials. I for one appreciate all that you do for your readers, and I know that I’m not alone in that. Enjoy your time away Linda, and you know we’ll all be here awaiting your return! :) Keep smiling and have fun with your family!

  50. 100

    Negative Comments…. :( NOT ALLOWED PEOPLE!!! You are amazing, and I have been absolutely ADDICTED to this site since I found it in Nov!!! THank you for all you do, you ROCK!! You have turned me into a DIY’er and I am forever greatful!!!! Have fun with your hubby and munchkins!!